Nottingham launches ULEV Experience

A new initiative has been launched in Nottingham with the aim of increasing the uptake of electric vehicles, as well as improving air quality in the city.

The ULEV Experience programme held its first event – a ‘Ride and Drive’ electric vehicle showcase – on the 22 June 2018 at Nottingham Racecourse, which was attended by a range of Nottingham businesses and public-sector organisations.

The event provided an update on the latest Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) available, the business case for transitioning to ULEVs, the funding support available from central government and through Nottingham city council’s workplace travel service, and Nottingham’s investment in charging infrastructure. There was also the opportunity to test drive a range of the latest electric cars and commercial vehicles.

The ULEV Experience is a programme dedicated to supporting businesses to understand, trial and implement ULEVs.

Luke Redfern, the ULEV Experience programme manager, commented, ‘We’re really excited to be launching this business support programme here in Nottingham, helping all organisations to understand the true potential of ULEVs, including how they can save money through lower running costs, trying out ULEVs before purchasing them, and sharing best practice from others who have already been through this journey. This fully funded-programme can only help accelerate the uptake of low emission vehicles here in Nottingham.’